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All That Buzz: Galyon’s songwriting is ‘Golden’

(Courtesy photo) Nicolle Galyon is a successful songrwriter from Sterling.

(Courtesy photo) Nicolle Galyon is a successful songwriter from Sterling.

Nicolle Galyon continues to surge through Nashville.
The song “It Ain’t Pretty” was released Tuesday on Lady Antebellum’s new album “Golden.” It was written by Galyon and Eric Paslay.
Monday night, Galyon, a Sterling native, was eager for the song to be released.
“Lady A put my song “It Ain’t Pretty” on hold for this record 2 years ago & now I’m so preggo I can’t stay awake just 2 more hours to buy it,” Galyon wrote on her Twitter account.
Galyon is expecting her first child with husband Rodney Clawson later this month.
The song was an instant hit with Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley. When the song was introduced, he wouldn’t let anyone else touch it.
“I said, ‘hold that thing. Don’t let anyone hear this'” he said in a YouTube video. “Everybody just flipped out over it. This is really special.”
He compared it to the band’s hit “Need You Now,” where people can relate to it. This song is about a broken heart.
Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood said the lyrics are exposed in the song.
“It kind of catches you right there in that moment,” he said. “Oh my gosh. It’s the most honest thing I think we’ve ever sang.”
“And present in the moment,” singer Hillary Scott added. “It’s not like she’s looking back reflecting on this time. It’s like she’s in it. She’s in the middle of it.”
Galyon was a contestant on the second season of NBC’s The Voice, on team Adam Levine. She released her EP “Child of the Country Sun” in October, when it surged to the top of the iTunes downloads.
She’s written songs for American Idol alumnus Lauren Alaina, former Voice contestant RaeLynn, and singers Josh Kelley and Jason Walker.
The songwriter/pianist also is a former winner of Hutchinson’s Anderson Concerto.

Kristen Roderick/Social Media Editor
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